In Philadelphia, a lager-beer brewery suffers heavy fire damage
In Philadelphia, the large brewery of Joseph Lips behind 17th and Buttonwood Streets was struck by fire and suffered extensive damage costing around $70,000. No injuries were reported. The concern produced lager for the city. (By John Osborne)
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 793.